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Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour Friday, August 27 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Weekend Events, August 27-29, 2010 (August 27-January 17) THE POND In the early 80s, photographer John Gossage fixed his lens on a small, unnamed pond between Washington and Baltimore. In doing so, he revealed an elegance of the unkempt, a beauty in the out-of-the-way. For that, his collection of gelatin silver prints became highly influential. It’s on display for the first time at the American Art Museum in downtown Washington through the end of the year.

(August 27) POETRY IN THE PARK The woods are lovely dark and deep in Washington’s Rock Creek Park, where the 6th Annual DC Poetry in the Park is being held tonight. The Last Poets, Cornel West Theory, and others take the stage starting at 7:30.

(August 28) FAIR PLAY Three local bloggers were tired of the unfair treatment District denizens were getting and did something about it. The first annual and intentionally misnamed D.C. State Fair sets up on the Tubman Elementary Field at 11th and Irving Street in Columbia Heights tomorrow. Expect a celebration of local agriculture, home crafts, and keep your fingers crossed for funnel cakes.

(August 28) OPEN REHEARSAL OF "FRIDA"

You're invited to see the open rehearsal of "Frida" - an Anna Sokolow creation dedicated to the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. This is a wonderful opportunity to see this iconic dance being restaged and to meet the artistic talent behind the production.

(August 28-October 24) RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL And the time to feast is nigh, with Maryland’s Renaissance Festival kicking off this weekend in Annapolis. You can joust the day away and get to know your inner Renaissance man or woman through late October.

Background Music: "Favorite Waste of Time" by JB Beverly and the Wayward Drifters

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

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